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Case Report: Unsuspected Uterine Choriocarcinoma with Lung Metastasis

Mirambo, M., Mazigo, H. D., Jaka, H. M., Kabangila, R., Kombo, H., Mshana, S. E., Faustine, L., Seni, J. and Zinga, M. (2010) Case Report: Unsuspected Uterine Choriocarcinoma with Lung Metastasis. Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health, 9. pp. 121-123. ISSN 1832-2921

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Choriocarcinoma is a rare form of cancer which commonly occurs in women of reproductive age, rarely in post-menopausal women and in women under 20 years of age. Methods & Results: We report an unsuspected case of uterine choriocarcinoma with lung metastasis in a 27 year-old woman who presented to a medical ward with a history of prominent respiratory, but also genital and gastrointestinal symptoms. Conclusions: The presented case report emphasizes the need for sophisticated diagnostic technology to enable early diagnosis and correct treatment. Furthermore the case highlights the need for healthcare workers to consider rare causes of respiratory signs and symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cancer, lung diseases, respiratory organs, Choriocarcinoma, Uterine, Metastasis, β-hCG, Tanzania
Subjects: Non-communicable disease (NCD) > Cancer
Divisions: Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 13:25
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 13:25

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